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Question by Jason Dumler
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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I have a 220vac outlet in my kitchen powering my stove.  Can I wire a 110vac outlet to one "side" of the 220vac outlet without bad things happening to my stove or my house?  If so, does it matter which side?

Answer by LucasM
Submitted on 3/2/2004
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I have done it in the past.  I had the electric stove and removed it to replace with a new gas with electric ignition.  I took one of the hot wires and the neutral as well as a ground and put a duplex plug.  I put a wire nut on the other hot wire and replaced the cover and never had any problems.  I am not an electrician but the simple explanation of each wire being 110v is what makes it work.  Be careful that the black and white are not both hot.  Usually they are black and red hots with white neutral.


Answer by yogi
Submitted on 3/13/2004
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But isnt Jason asking if the 220 will work too? wont it fry the 110 circuit if left connected???  yogi


Answer by tools
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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ok   so you wired the 110 volt outlet to the 220 on one side.  yeh, that works,but tell me this, what protects the 110 volt outlet from overcurrent?
the stove would be fused at 50 amps max while the outlet should not be fused for more than 20 amps.
  one overload+one under rated outlet=poof


Answer by Dominopriest
Submitted on 6/3/2007
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Tools correct..poof!!! Bottom line is you need two (220) outlets in your kitchen...one for your oven.....and another for your drop in cook top...


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